NOTE: Some staff do not have regular office hours.
Email is often the best way to get in touch.
Jim Cords, Senior Pastor
Pastor Jim was born and raised in Lynwood, CA. He developed a love for the ocean at an early age and was an avid swimmer and played Water Polo in High School. His home church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, nurtured in him a deep love for Jesus and the Scripture at an early age. He has a college degree from Azusa Pacific University with an emphasis in Christian Education and M.Div. from Luther Seminary.
 
Ordained in 1990, he has served 3 congregations in California (San Diego, Santa Rosa and Cupertino) and 2 in Tucson before returning to CA with St. Timothy’s.
 
He has been married to Marilyn since 1986, and they have two grown children and five grandchildren.

His recent years of ministry have been particularly blessed with opportunities to grow and to be engaged with pastors and other church communities. God has provided opportunities to bring glory to Him in the city and in friendships with brothers and sisters in Christ across denominational and racial lines. 
 

Together with Marilyn, he has also had the enormous privilege to be in partnership with the global Church. They have served with Hope School in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Mission of Hope in Haiti, and a shelter building ministry in Agua Prieta, Mexico. It is an honor to serve Christ together and to be blessed by brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world.

He enjoys riding his bike and scuba diving and is looking forward to developing new relationships throughout San Jose and beyond.

 
Contact: 408-264-3858, ext 114 or jim.cords@stlcsj.org
Joe Hill, Pastor
Pastor Joe is a San Jose local and a life-long member of St. Tim’s! He studied Church Leadership with an emphasis in Youth Ministry at Bethany University and received his MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. His developed a passion for Jesus and a love of the Scriptures during high school, sensed a call to ministry during college and has never looked back. He spent a dozen years in youth ministry prior to becoming pastor at St. Tim’s, and hasn’t lost his passion for helping young people and their families grow in faith. You are just as likely to find him in his office at the church as you are his “2nd office” (one of the nearby coffee shops).
 
Pastor Joe and his wife, Elizabeth, were married in 2015 and have two young daughters: Avery and Kayla. He is an avid reader and competes in the sport of powerlifting in the little free time he has!
 
Contact: 408-264-3858, ext 138 or joe.hill@stlcsj.org
Anna-Marie Valles, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Anna-Marie is a bay area native. She began her faith journey at a tender age of 9. At 12, sitting in chapel at her Christian school, she felt called to pursue full time ministry.

She started working in youth ministry in 1990 and has been on the St. Tim’s staff since 2017. She studied Social Work at both Pacific Christian College & San Jose State University. During the last 20 years she has worked for Youth for Christ as their Ministry Director, establishing outreach clubs in the public schools. Her programs minister to over 500 students weekly.

She is regularly called as a guest speaker for camps and church events to share her unique perspective on sharing the Gospel with young people in this day and age. Anna-Marie enjoys attending Golden State Warrior basketball games, reading, and spending time with her husband, Sam. She & Sam have an English bulldog named Barney.

Contact: 408-264-3858, ext 122 or annamarie.valles@stlcsj.org
Scott Campbell, Youth Leader & Young Adult Ministry Coordinator
Scott grew up in San Leandro, California and attended Fairhaven Bible Chapel before moving to San Jose in April of 2018. He visited St. Timothy’s shortly after his move and has called it his church home ever since. He became a member in February 2019 and served as an usher, spiritual mentor and youth volunteer before being appointed to his current position. Scott is a father of three and a grandfather of two and enjoys discipling and encouraging young people in his family and beyond.
 
 
Contact: 408-264-3858, ext 120 or scott.campbell@stlcsj.org
Shelley Ahn-Wong, Director of Children & Family Ministry
I love listening to your story and helping kids and families reach their God given potential. I am passionate about studying and teaching the Bible and seeing people transformed by Jesus. As a Los Angeles native, I studied at UCLA and Fuller Theological Seminary. I held several leadership positions in non-profit agencies and churches. I enjoy cooking, reading, gardening, hiking, crocheting, landscape photography and astronomy. I like to spend time with my husband, Ed Wong. I am also transformational life coach and grant consultant for non-profit agencies.

 

I am honored to be at St Tim and I’d love to meet you and say hi.

 
 
Contact: 408-264-3858, ext 139 or shelley.ahnwong@stlcsj.org
Elizabeth Kuriyan, Hospitality Coordinator
Hospitality is often defined as welcoming strangers, but that is just one aspect of it. I believe the core of hospitality today is building connections that help people sail through the storms of life and overcome the stress, loneliness and isolation that modern day living can bring.
 
Churches in America have fantastic resources and programs that minister to people at the deepest levels – in times of sorrow, loss, dislocations or disasters. The challenge is how to make people aware of them!
 
I have a PhD in Organizational Behavior / Business Management and have worked as a teacher / trainer, consultant and HR manager. I have been blessed to have been a full time mom for the past years, and have used that time to volunteer in church and in school as well as to pursue my hobbies and passions. I look forward to using my skills in developing the hospitality ministry in a vibrant church like St. Timothy’s.
 
Contact: 408-264-3858, ext 105 or elizabeth.kuriyan@stlcsj.org
 
Beth Tkacheff, Office Admin
Beth has lived in San Jose all her life and has been attending St. Timothy’s since a neighbor brought her to Vacation Bible School as a child. She has been working in the office at St. Timothy’s since 2002, first as part-time and now full-time.  She loves to learn new things especially anything to do with tech gadgets or computers. She is grateful to God for the opportunity to serve him at St. Timothy’s. 
 
She has been married to Mike since 1986 and they have 3 grown children. They are empty nesters sharing their home with their cat, Goose, and their dog, Maverick. In Beth’s spare time you can find her reading a book or walking and biking the trails near her home. 
 
Contact: 408-264-3858, ext 111 or beth.tkacheff@stlcsj.org